The life and times of Bollywood actor Nanda

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Shashi Kapoor and Nanda in a still from the film Jab Jab Phool Khilen. Nanda signed 8 films with Shashi Kapoor at a time when he was yet to become successful in Hindi Cinema.

Shashi Kapoor and Nanda in a still from the film Jab Jab Phool Khilen. Nanda signed 8 films with Shashi Kapoor at a time when he was yet to become successful in Hindi Cinema.

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Produced by BR Chopra, Mazdoor was directed by his son Ravi Chopra. The film starred Dilip Kumar, Nanda, Nazir Hussain, Raj Babbar, Suresh Oberoi, Rati Agnihotri, Iftekhar, Madan Puri and Johhny Walker

Produced by BR Chopra, Mazdoor was directed by his son Ravi Chopra. The film starred Dilip Kumar, Nanda, Nazir Hussain, Raj Babbar, Suresh Oberoi, Rati Agnihotri, Iftekhar, Madan Puri and Johhny Walker

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Nanda played supporting role in Kala Bazar with Dev Anand. In this still from the film she is seen with Leela Chitnis and Dev Anand.

Nanda played supporting role in Kala Bazar with Dev Anand. In this still from the film she is seen with Leela Chitnis and Dev Anand.

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Nanda was born in a Maharashtrian show-business family to Vinayak Damodar Karnataki (Master Vinayak), a successful Marathi actor-director. (HT Photo)

Nanda was born in a Maharashtrian show-business family to Vinayak Damodar Karnataki (Master Vinayak), a successful Marathi actor-director. (HT Photo)

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In her last days, Nanda interacted only with family and close friends, such as Waheeda Rehman, Asha Parekh, Helen, Saira Banu. After a long time she made a public appearance with Waheeda Rehman for a screening of the Marathi film Natarang (2010). (HT Photo)

In her last days, Nanda interacted only with family and close friends, such as Waheeda Rehman, Asha Parekh, Helen, Saira Banu. After a long time she made a public appearance with Waheeda Rehman for a screening of the Marathi film Natarang (2010). (HT Photo)

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Nanda's brothers brought home many suitors for her, but she turned them down.

Nanda's brothers brought home many suitors for her, but she turned them down.

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In 1992, Nanda got engaged to director Manmohan Desai but he died after falling from the terrace of his flat. (HT Photo)

In 1992, Nanda got engaged to director Manmohan Desai but he died after falling from the terrace of his flat. (HT Photo)

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After playing supporting roles in Bhabhi, Dev Anand's Kala Bazar, and Dhool Ka Phool, the actor rose to stardom with LV Prasad's Chhoti Bahen (1959), where she played the title role. (HT Photo)

After playing supporting roles in Bhabhi, Dev Anand's Kala Bazar, and Dhool Ka Phool, the actor rose to stardom with LV Prasad's Chhoti Bahen (1959), where she played the title role. (HT Photo)

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